St. Gianna Molla’s daughter plans new pilgrimage center in U.S.

May 07, 2022 292

The daughter of a 20th-century saint is opening an international pilgrimage center in Springfield, Illinois. Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, who is the daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), is opening the center to promote the sanctity of the family and the protection of all human life. 

Effingham Radio reports that the center will be named The St. Gianna Beretta Molla and Pietro Molla International Center for Family and Life. In the announcement video, featured above, Dr. Molla noted that Springfield was selected as the location for a number of reasons. First of which was that Springfield’s Bishop Thomas John Paprocki is “a very good, faithful bishop and one who staunchly defends innocent life. 

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